Redlegs Split With Indians; Improve to 15-11


The two teams from opposite ends of the MVABL met up on Sunday for a double header at Northwestern High School in Springfield. The Redlegs and Indians managed to get both games in despite rain clouds looming for most of the day. Each team took home a win on the day, as the Indians took game 1 while the Redlegs took game 2.

In game 1 the Indians sent ace Matt Spradlin (3-6) to the hill to counter Kevin Schaeffer (2-0) of the Redlegs. The Redlegs struck first in the top of the first inning, plating 4 runs fueled by Brian Kuhbander's 2nd home run of the season which drove in three. The Redlegs held the 4-0 lead all the way until the top of the 5th when the Indians got a run back, pulling within three. Knowing his pitcher was tiring, Coach Robinson decided to send Schaeffer out for one more. The Indians took advantage of this decision, scoring 5 runs in the frame to take a 6-4 lead. The Redlegs would not recover as the Indians piled three more on in the top of 7, as Reston Wilson blasted a 3-run homer of his own to push the Indians advantage to 9-4. The Redlegs did fight back in the bottom of 7 as Jared Bradley walked followed by a Brad Clark double. John Long then grounded out to drive in a run. Guntle walked, and Kuhbander drove one in with a single. But that was all the offense the Redlegs could muster as Spradlin ended the threat with a strikeout to preserve the win for the Indians at a final score of 9-7.

Highlights: Jared Bradley 1-2, 2BB, 2R. Brad Clark 2-3, 2B, BB, R. Brian Kuhbander 2-4, HR, 4RBI, R.